Vaticanism

[ vat-i-kuh-niz-uh m ]
/ ˈvæt ɪ kəˌnɪz əm /
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noun Usually Disparaging.

the doctrine of the absolute supremacy of the pope.

Origin of Vaticanism

First recorded in 1870–75; Vatican + -ism

Related formsVat·i·can·ist, noun

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Vaticanism

/ (ˈvætɪkəˌnɪzəm) /

noun

often derogatory the authority and policies of the Pope and the papal curia, esp with regard to papal infallibility
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